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dozens of pro-russia activists, many in a clash. today the city held visuals to commemorate the dead. at this hour ukraine inches closer to civil war. the military is stepping up its offensive. the conflict is spreading to other parts of the country. paul brennan has the latest from the eastern city of konstantinovka. >> reporter: burning cars and dabry were evidence of what looked like a day of fighting between ukranian soldiers and pro-russian separatists. vehicles and tyres became barricades, set alike to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> there's a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and fighters. people who were going to work were insecured jurd. there were a lot of injured and dead. shooting at buildings. >> a stockpile of petrol bombs were at hand. it didn't stop the vaps of vehicles, nor did the angry chants of residents. check points are controlling traffic in and out. >> not all traffic has been halted. after eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of o.s.c. observers made it through. on a road side north of donetsk they embraced freedom w
in his own community. >> the evidence has to be there. >> he has been to russia to speak with vladimir putin. is that about creating a new relationship? >> i don't want to appear to be pompous, when i was on your show, i said i'm going to diversify my friends. >> because you don't believe you can depend on the united states? >> no. i believe for egypt to go stronger and better, we need to have more friends. when i went to moscow, before the field marshal, i said in moscow this friendship is not at the expense of america. >> do the americans except that? >> i think so. when you look at military aid, if i decided to buy an f-16, that is a project i think about in terms of what airports i'm going to buy in five years. not 10 years. if i cannot depend on you 10 years from now, i won't build that airport. i can't look at that airplane. it can't be based in politics of the day. it has to be based on the nature of the relationship. >> we think that vladimir putin will be there in russia and we can depend on here between not sure on the united states? because as you know, there is some effort
ukrainian soldiers and pro-russia separatists. vehicles and tires have become makeshift barricades set alight to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> translator: there are a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and the fighters at the checkpoint. people are simply going to work were injured. there were a lot of injured and a lot of dead. they were shooting at buildings from the tanks for about half an hour. >> a stockpile of petrol bombs was on hand to throw at soldiers who came near. it didn't stop the advance of armored vehicles nor did the angry chant did of residents. checkpoints are now controlling traffic in and out. but not all traffic has been halted. after eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of osce observers did make it through. they embraced freedom with an over powering sense of relief. a carefully coregraved happenedover. >> you can't imagine. it's happiness, deep relief. the situation was really tough the last two nights as we saw the situation developing every minute gets longer. and finally, with the cooperation of all of the key pla
russia militants sought refuge in the trade union house. it was instantly. we started are still unknown moscow said the clashes were disgraceful. local authorities had arrested more than a hundred people in the incident and called for residents to remain calm let's move on to other world news afghan officials have given up hope of finding any more survivors following a landslide in the remote northeast. it means an estimated two pence and one hundred people have perished in the catastrophe. the aid effort is now focused on more than four thousand people displaced and is concerned that the un stapled hillside in the typist and province maintain it again tripping hazards of homeless people rescue workers. an entire section of the mountain collapsed burying hundreds of homes under modern rock in the valley below. local authorities confirmed that more than two thousand people were killed in a massive landslide. the mind is ten to thirty meters deep with little hope of finding survivors and rescuers are calling for humanitarian aid great now we can only help the displaced people. it is impos
. max im, good morning to you. odessa has been pro-russia, why are things coming to a head now? is this in response to conflicts elsewhere or have things always been this tense? >> what we see now is two hot spots in ukraine. eastern ukraine with an anti-terrorist operation that is being pursued in the east with an active battle going on on the outskirts of slovyansk. of course, top attention right now is on odessa, with that horrific day yesterday when we saw the deadly clashes. the death toll continues to climb, and right now we know of 46 dead. but a lot of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. >> max im, you mentioned the active battle happening in odessa and the conflicts. where is the conflict headed and what message does it send to other areas of ukraine. >> i think right now russia is trying actively to pursue the scenario to stablilize the situation in eastern ukraine. despite the public talks and statements from russian foreign minister or officials. what we have on the ground is that rush job operators are working there and the main goal is to get the
casualties. russia today, the creme line official tv station is reporting 10 casualties in the operation. no word from the ukranian official side as to casualties from the official side at least. >> thank you very much. brep live in -- paul brennan live in donetsk. >>> russia condemns ukraine over what it calls kiev's criminal use of force after the death of activists in the black sea city of odessa. 31 were killed, more than 100 arrested. the southern port of the odessa is far from where the fighting is taking place in don esque, where paul brennan has been reporting from. hoda abdel-hamid reports. >> reporter: the trade union building was set on fire after a day of clashes between pro-russian and pro-unity demonstrators, carrying the blue and yellow flag of ukraine. the intensity of the smoke sends some jumping for their lives, out of windows of dozens of others died suffocating. the building had been the headquarters of pro-russian protesters for over a month. ukranian police had been deployed earlier in the day. they were unable to restrain either side. >> the clashes underlined the
the standoff between the country's military and pro-russia activists has taken an even more violent turn in recent weeks. the interior minister says it's offensive to drive out what it calls terrorists from slovyansk. on friday, at least nine people were killed, including the pilots of two helicopters shot down by pro-russia separatists. the violence has spread to the southern port city of odessa as well. you're seeing some of the images into us from there. activists who support the government in kiev slashed with pro-russia supporters. a fire at a trade union building, that's what you're looking at now, killed at least 31 people. and we have these new developments into cnn. a team of military observers from the organization for security and cooperation in europe, the osce, they've been held captive in eastern ukraine for more than a week. well, there are reports now that they have been freed. pro-russia separatists accuse them of being nato spies. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh is near slovyansk. he joins us on the phone now and can speak to us. nick, tell us, what'
the russian border at a dangerous new level. russia warns of consequences. >> we are right in the city and they don't even know how to find us. >> the brazen group, behind the attacks and kidnapping of african schoolchildren. >>> lethal respiratory virus spreading through the middle east. >> the egyptian wonders of the world. >> and celebrating a decade of singing in new orleans. >> and ukraine a country out of control. the military launched a new offensive against pro-russian forces in the east. between those that support the ukraine governments and those who want to join russia. we go to the port city of odessa. homa hamid reports. >> the trade union building was set on fire after a day of violent flashes between pro-russian and prounity fighters, the intensity of their smoke sent some jumping for their lives out their windows. dozens of others died suffocating. ukrainian police had been deployed earlier in the day but were unable orestrain either side. the clashes in o odessa underlie the problems that face the interim government. ukrainian forces launched a new offensive in the so-
relationship with putin and russia? >> i don't want to appear to be pompous, but when i was last here on your show during general assembly, i went out in front of the general assembly and said, look, i'm going to diversify my friends. >> charlie: because you don't believe you can depend on the united states? >> because i believe that, for egypt to grow stronger and better, we need to have more friends. when i went to moscow, before the marshal, i said in moscow this friendship is not at the expense of america. >> charlie: and do the americans accept that? >> i think they do because i think they understand the depth of our cooperation. when you're looking at military aid, i decide to buy an f-16 or whatever the number is, now, that's a project that i think about in terms of what airports and airfield i'm going to build now for a plane i'll buy in five years if not ten years. if i can't depend on you ten years from now, i won't build that airport, i can't look at that airplane. so cooperation can't be based on the politics of the day, it has to be based on the nature of the relationship. >> cha
of the country for ukraine has a particularly difficult. these cute fashion map with russia. he's a threat to war over peace to war. what you think about the vast the statement in the commission coming from russia moscow. especially from the traveling involved with the ukrainian situation in your hands clean and simple dough in ukraine is impossible. the district is aggression has no support in the eastern side of the ukraine the eighteen percent of people in the east and so i think the don't ask plus two separate from ukraine and join russia trying to kill him. it was concocted skill was to have the internet these days is a very small to go on a sloping three seconds and chatting mom says there's no not to scale separatism and simple there is a good idea undeclared war being waged by pete in the king's ukraine and this has to be stopped immediately. i think i am not high. do you think that all the countries of the european union i really did go away games to russia. because many of them or at least for a consistent part of these countries. at a mexican accent the relationship in reality with mos
agreements signed by ukraine and russia last month. they included stepping which both sides would take to diffuse tensions in southeastern ukraine. at the same time, the foreign ministry has been saying in the last 24 hours, warning that the kiev government was going to take military strikes against, quote, its own people. the upper house of parliament here in moscow, senior members there, have been saying on friday that this proves that the international community has been naive about the kiev government when they believe that they are a democratic bunch of people. they, painting the events in slaviansk and other places as an attempt by the ukrainian military to attack civilians. we know that vladimir putin has sent a spokesman to the southeast of ukraine to try to help with negotiations to get the release of observers from the organization for security and cooperation in europe. we haven't heard about exactly where they are being held or how they are in the last few days. they were seized last week. but it's not clear whether the military operations on friday are going to help or hin
in the case against the leader jerry adams. ♪ but first russia's president putin criticized ukraine for launching what we calls a punitive operation in the east of the country. kiev says it's blockading the town as part of an antiterrorist operation and ukraine defense ministry say pro-russian separatist shot down two of its helicopters in the region and pro-russia groups are now occupying government offices in several other towns and on wednesday they seized government offices and pro-russia separatists taken over government buildings and captured cancelled buildings and on thursday they took over the prosecutor's office in donsq. we have two correspondents covering the story and we will bet the russia reaction and we will go to eastern ukraine, this is a moving story, jona and bring us up to date with the latest situation report. >> reporter: it is indeed a moving story steve and it began about 4:30 a.m. outside when units of the ukrainian army appeared to launch the next phase in what kiev said was and antiterrorist operation and has been going on for weeks now with the army and
the time troops are already there. what's happening around sloviansk is hugely important. russia would rather use it if they want to launch military operation there. >> there's also the possibility, dare i say, if pro russian separatists have seized railways, that could make it easier for russian forces to move to eastern ukraine quicker? >> definitely. we see the statements from moscow indicating russia is ready to use this. i've seen change of language where the word punitive operation which is russian, the second world war language used against germany forces. the same language is used now. that was somewhat forgotten in recent weeks and months, again up on the table. >> finally, what moscow is saying in public, language used. we've heard from the spokesman. >> the language used by the factions in the russian parliament is very tough. they're talking about a use of as much as possible pressure on ukrainian government. at the end of the day, the main thing is russian propaganda, the army moving into the peaceful town against peaceful people shooting civilians, creating hxgkçma >> a
understand that. finally in response to russia's continued threats against ukraine, we want to hear about the administration's efforts to support our friends. and allies, particularly yesterday's announcement of additional sanctions. unquestionably the u.s. mist send a strong signal, and demonstrate leadership in the international community that such acts of aggression in violation of ukraine's territorial sovereignty are unacceptable and should not be allowed to continue with impunity. mr. secretary we look forward to hearing your testimony. welcome to the committee. >> thank you. i'd like now to recognize miss lowey who is the ranking member of the full committee for any opening statement she might have. >> thank you, mr. chairman. and i'd like to thank you, and ranking member serrano, for holding this hearing, and to my friend, secretary lew, thank you for joining us today. we are, indeed, fortunate to have a person of wisdom and talent in your position today. mr. secretary your fiscal 2015 budget requests $13.8 billion to support the department of treasury. as you note in your testimo
important. our experience with china and korea, and russia, and others make clear that we lose out if to forcegreements go in into. they are able to go offices a will to take to trade enforcement? >> we're happy to talk about further steps we can take. we brought cases against china twice before. we brought the first-ever case on a labor issue. we are continuing to pursue that. an interagency trade enforcement center with great support from the commerce department and other departments. that has allowed us to put together more complex cases and we have ever been able to put together before. people from all over the with country expertise, domain knowledge, able to put together these collocated cases and bring them to have a systemic impact. we are focused and agree with you completely that part of the deal of negotiating new agreement is to make sure we are monitoring and implementing our existing agreements. we are focused on doing that. >> there is no question in my mind that you are stepping up the effort to enforce trade laws. i was pleased with the work your people did on the
% aimed at russia. all the other participants in this program are the very countries that russia threatens right now. particularly ukraine which is the second largest participant. i think it would be a really bad signal for this country to actually cut programs that are supportive of democracy in the areas immediately around russia. frankly i think more or less plays into putin's hand. beyond that we have a unique institution, unique arrangement and unique person heading it at the library of congress, who is probably the country's -- is the country's, probably the world's foremost expert on russian history and culture and literature. this has been well placed as long as he's been the librarian and well used. again i appreciate my friend's motives, but i would urge the rejection of the amendment. with that i would like to yield the remainder of the time that i have to my good friend, the gentleman from virginia. the chair: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. >> coy not agree mr. moran: i cannot agree more with my friend from oklahoma, the chair of this subcommittee. and the idea that
at the ethnic minty that says the government limits their religion and culture. >> russia's military attache detained in kiev as a spy for moscow. the government is helpless against militias taking away government buildings. the military is on full alert for a possible russian invasion. we are in donetsk, eastern ukraine. what can you tell us about the expulsion of this military attache? >> we don't have much details except for what the interim government said in kiev, that he had gone beyond his mandate as a diplomat in this country and carried out duties that looked more like espionage rather than diplomacy. he has been expelled but no deadline given to leave the country. we don't knee if he is still here or actually left. nor have we heard comments from moscow. >> officials said they believe some of the militants in the east are being coordinated and funded by moscow he. are you seeing changes on the ground where you are in donetsk that would suggest a full scale invasion by russian forces is possible or imminent? >> well, the changes we're seeing on the ground are that more and more buil
. this picture. i once again return to the real threats of russia beginning to lump alicante day of fall season could put some full military readiness it is an invasion by its neighbor come in spite of assurances by russian president but an increase in the russia is not involved with the uprising in the east of the country. most college. we must save the russia has nothing to be with this bear over in this test and all special units are instructions about what the crap then let the russian instructors most special units will treat that was ukraine's struggles to contain civil turmoil its financial problems became a little easy i've been on tour with the bailouts from the international moment refunds urgent action was necessary. it decides it meshes with taken by ukraine and decisive measures have just been taken by the imf so there has been a very strong endorsement for the program which will release over the course of the next two years seventeen point one billion dollars in other developments. mason has opened a second mother to study islam arianna base in reaction to events in ukraine well m
of assurances by russian president monson is the scene. russia is not involved with the uprising in the east of the country the most socialist we must save the rush has nothing to be with this they're over in this test and all special units are instructions about what the crap then let the russian instructors most special units will treat that was ukraine's struggles to contain civil turmoil. its financial problems became a little easy i've been on tour with the bailouts from the international moment refunds urgent action was necessary. it displays it matches were taken by ukraine and decisive measures have just been taken by the imf so there has been a very strong endorsement for the program which it will release over the course of the next two years seventeen point one billion dollars in other developments. mason has opened a second mother to spend his ummah riyadh based in reaction to events in ukraine. well mason aggro who he is the ad based upon these baltic states as rights activists in eastern ukraine continue to detain around forty people including seven military observers might reop
power. >> zeina khodr reporting from that's correct sim square in istanbul. >> russia's military attache to ukraine has been ordered to leave the country. he's been held on suspicion of spying. ukraine's acting president says police and security forces are helpless to stop the unrest in parts of the east. >> ukraine is entering is 4-day national holiday, what we see at the cabinet office in central kiev, as predicted, armoured personnel carriers bringing snipers and special forces into the building as a drill orchestrated for the cameras, gathered around, for reassurance for the public and protection of the building itself. the acting president oleksandr turchynov warned that provocation and diversions would be raised during a 4-day holiday. security services are taking no chances. there are guards on all the doors, loded gun here, as we can see. and reality is that the warning that the acting president put out must not be allowed to spread to other areas here in kiev. they are adamant that places like odessa, and kiev, are just as much at risk as those places overrun by separatist eleme
biden talked about the importance of the military alliance and how nato members should react to russia's violation of ukrainian sovereignty. his remarks of the atlantic council in washington are 20 minutes. [applause] >> see the respect this group has, mr. vice president? theehalf of fred kemp and atlantic council, welcome to our family. we have members of the board of directors. we have members of our international advisory council and most important, we have got some serious leaders from europe who are trying to determine their destiny around europe full and free. so over the last day, we have had the pleasure of hearing from many of these leaders. and it really is a distinct letter to conclude this extraordinary and timely conference with remarks by the vice president of the united states joe biden. that vicetting president biden would conclude our conference because few have done more than you, mr. vice andident, to promote advance vision of a united europe. during his tenure in the senate as chair of the foreign relations committee, then senator biden provided critical bipartisan
were taken over by pro-russia groups in the east. let's get more now on those elections in iraq. kamal has been keeping a close eye on what has been happening on social media. >> yes. we want to look at what interest might actually be in the united states in these elections. i saw this just a moment ago. and my producer did i should say, this is someone who snapped a picture at their old high school. and this is a queueing system of old school tables with bits of tape in between them, and they have created a queueing system for a polling station there. and this is one of my favorites, the mother on the right-hand side has clearly voted but her two children want to feel like they are part of the election process, and they have the purple on their finger. as i said to laura, we want to talk to the united states here and what level of interest there might be in the elections. i'm going to start with this graphic, and it is really quite brilliant. it shows you this first circle, which is 50, $60 billion. that is the initial estimate of what this war was going to cost. the post war, and wat
. >>> basketball responds to the life ban given to l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. . >> russia accused the west of revising cold war tactics after new sanctions were imposed over the ukrainian crisis. 15 more people were added to the list of russian officials, facing asset freedss and travel -- friezes and travel bands. >> the chief of the international monetary funds megs to moscow says russia's economy is falling into recession. antonio says the country experienced two quarters of negative growth which is likely to continue. he had sanctions against russia over the ukrainian crisis. to further damage the economy. >> let's spoke to the correspondent. it's a bleak picture painted by the i.m.f. >> it certainly is. the i.m.f. chief in moscow said, as you explained, he believes russia's economy is in recession because there has been two quarters of negative growth. the prediction for this year was 1.3% growth, they are saying the economy will grow by 0.2%. i think that's a worrying statistic for many economists. further to that the i.m.f. mission chief says that there'll be $100 billion i
that a take over by u.s. company will mean job losses for the french. >>> russia has accused the west of reviving cold war tactics. on tuesday the you european union added 15 more people on the list of russian and ukrainian officials facing asset freezes and travel bands. washington announced a new set of sanctions. president obama said he would not impose more sanctions. >> eastern ukraine - gunman opened fire as they took control of more buildings. pro-russian able to visits stormed the headquarters for police and luhansk. barnaby phillips reports from the city of donetsk. gungun. >> reporter: the pro-russian crowd forced their way into the government building in liuhansk they seemed incapable or unwilling to take on the crowds. they refused to hand their weapons over. then they were escorted away. the crowd revelled in their victory. they took over more buildings in the town. later pro-russian gunmen opened fire in an attack on the police station. so pro-russian groups extend their control. they want to hold a referendum in early may. in order for the vote to be credible they need
recalls that. eu representatives say the move was in response to russia's failure to take concrete action to reduce tensions in ukraine. also on the list is danny's push allin of pro russian leader in ukraine's eastern region of donetsk it's believed he has contacts with the group occupying local government offices that the new. and the united states also agreed to step up sanctions against russia the u s sanctions target before sixteen twenty eight was the president of russia's state run petroleum company and energy related crimes. eu sanctions target separate its eu is reluctant to launch full scale economic sanctions because of its close economic ties with russia. people across iraq are voting in their first nationwide elections since us troops pulled out of the country by mr newby al maliki says he's restore the economy and he's asking iraqis to give them a third term. voters will choose three hundred twenty eight members of parliament based on the system of proportional representation. they've seen a boom in oil production over the last several years fueled economic wealth. but they'
of these cities. >> woodruff: russia still has thousands of its own troops massed near ukraine's eastern border. the state department defended secretary john kerry today, over comments that israel could become an apartheid state, unless there's peace with the palestinians. he said it friday, warning israel could wind up with two classes of citizens. in a statement last night, kerry conceded: if i could rewind the tape, i would have chosen a different word. a spokeswoman said today any suggestion that kerry is anti-israel is "completely absurd." the supreme court has upheld federal efforts to stop power plant emissions from blowing across state lines. by six to two today, the justices re-instated a rule adopted in 2011. it requires plants in 27 midwestern and appalachian states to limit pollution that blows downwind to other states. a lower court had blocked the rule from taking effect. house speaker john boehner tried today to smooth ruffled republican feathers, over immigration reform. the dust-up began last week when boehner addressed the immigration issue during an appearance in his home dis
western interim government. the us department of defence says it has received assurances that russia will not invade and ukraine the statement says russian defense minister sergei showing the baby promise to his us counterpart truck a golden phone call russian troops have recently carried out major exercises to ukraine's border. choi to explain to go with your presence is due to concerns about possible violence in eastern ukraine. he said ukrainian authorities could use force to harm civilians readers of the us and the european union are urging present but the report him to hold what they called russian intervention in ukraine the white house spokesperson j carty said russia has not only failed to meet its commitments but as escalating the crisis. russian diplomats had agreed in geneva this month to help de escalate tensions in eastern ukraine carney also the administration will apply sanctions to seven more russian officials. seoul the seventeenth of april institutions and energy firms leaders in europe added fifteen names to their sanctions list those targeted will face travel bans
scenario in southeastern ukraine. this as the u.s. and brussels hardin sanctions against russia. on the ground, pro-russian separatists have extended their grip on public buildings. remainsions in donetsk high. the eve of the first general election in iraq since the withdrawal of american troops. 11 people killed and 19 wounded in a twin bomb attack in northeastern baghdad. with no p still in the middle east. the american secretary of state was going -- there were allegations that it could become an apartheid state. >> also coming up, we will be getting the latest in sports. looking ahead to the meeting tonight in the second leg of the champions league semifinal. we will be looking at the list that will infuriate france -- the world's 50 best restaurants, and only four of them are french. we will find out more about that in just a moment. our top headline -- russia's deputy foreign minister has said there is no reason to fear that russia will repeat a crimean scenario in southeastern ukraine. he was speaking in the wake of fresh sanctions announced by washington and brussels. th
that russia will not invade ukraine. a statement says russian defense minister sergei shoigu made the promises to his u.s. counterpart chuck hagel in a phone call. russian troops have recently carried out major exercises near ukraine's border. shoigu explained that the military presence is due to concerns about possible violence in eastern ukraine. he said ukrainian authorities could use force against unarmed civilians. leaders in the u.s. and the european union are urging president vladimir putin to halt what they call russian intervention in ukraine. white house spokesperson jay carney said russia has not failed to meet its commitments, but has escalated the crisis. russian diplomats had agreed in geneva this month to help de-escalate the tensions in eastern ukraine. carney also said the administration will apply sanctions to seven more russian officials, as well as 17 financial institutions and energy firms. leaders in europe added 15 names to their sanctions list. those targeted will face travel bans, and asset freezes. russian officials are criticizing the u.s. administration's decision.
fails? aaron is here. an oil giant is caught up in the sanctions against russia. it may be british. bp owns a 20% stake many the giant rosneft. now the u.s. has added this man the boss of rosneft to its sanction list saying he's in vladimir putin's inner circle. we asked what impact this could have on bp. hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 washington, 3:00 in moscow. there's been a twist? the tug of war over ukraine. russia described the unprecedented increase in u.s. and nato activity near borders. the defense minister told his u.s. counter part to tone down the rhetoric promising russia had no plans to invade ukraine. meanwhile eu followed washington and announced new sanctions targeting top political players in russia. on the ground the situation remains unchanged and unstable. nick childs has this. >> sloviansk today looking very much like a pro russian strong hold in the ukraine's unsettled east. this local resident absolutely supports the separatists here and possible recession. this man says he's for a unified ukraine and fed up with everything that's happened. the fact trade h
remarks. ♪ the eu released a new list of 15 names of russia and ukrainians imposing sanctions on and targets politician and military leaders. one of the names on the list is the current director of russia's foreign intelligence agency, giu. some of the others are. and russia's deputy prime minister who over saw criteria into russia after it was annexed and valarie, the first deputy minister of defense and army general in charge of the deployment of russian troops along the ukrainian border. across in moscow and we are joined live from there, and putin himself with talks got close to him and why are these particular men being targeted? >> reporter: well, laura, first of all we should point out unlike the list released on monday including companies and individuals the eu list is putting a travel pan and asset freeze on individuals only. now some of those as you were listing are key military officials and some of them linked to the de-facto annexation of crimea including a member of the duma, russian parliament responsible for starting legislation to integrate crimea into russian
>>> hello. i'm geeta guru-murthy with bbc world news. our top stories. russia condemns nato activity on borders as western powers impose sanctions over the situation in ukraine. >>> north korea has drills near the border which remains on high alert. >> what now for the middle east? after decades of talks and continuing conflicts, there's no peace deal. >>> storms across parts of the united states, devastated communit community. >>> hello. moscow has attacked the european union for its latest sanctions over russian activities in ukraine. deputy foreign minister called the measures absolutely counter productive. they target 15 individuals. among them is the russian deputy prime minister. he's responsible for overseeing the annexation of crimea. also the office of eu says they're active in eastern ukraine and chief of staff for russia's mass. all will have assets frozen and subject to a travel ban. all this comes amid for violence in the country. bbc hasn't been able to authenticate this but it shows a pro ukrainian rally of 1,000 people under attack. there have been continued
means -- meant something quite different because of changes with russia and other geopolitical factors. the obama administration has always said the value taking its time to come to the state and has built an international consensus. does the consensus matter now? >> i do not think we have seen in practical terms the russians often their engagement in the process or stance within the process. it is clear there are a lot of things we have to reevaluate about russia's foreign-policy and attitudes towards its neighborhoods in toward the world. but i think on this one we have not seen evidence of their reevaluating or evidence of using the nuclear issue as leverage against us on other things. does not mean we should not worry about the possibility. and if indeed that happens, the process will not survive that i think. but let's work on countries acting in their interest. the issue has been to be a player. they have engage with iranians, nuclear cooperation as we know and that times have pulled back or put constraints on the cooperation. they want to be at the table and bf the player -- tab
, and the demonstrators forced to flee. those agitating in favor of russia deny they're doing moscow's bidding but the us government sees president putin's hand and today imposed further sanctions on some of the russian leader's closest friends. 17 companies are sanctioned including some controlled by putin associates: gennady timchenko, a billionaire; and arkady rotenberg, his judo d friend. amongst the seven individuals sanctioned are: dmitry kozak, deputy prime minister of the russian federation; igor sechin, the president of rosneft, the world's largest traded oil company. sechin, one of president putin's closets advisors, is sanctioned as an individual but it's hard to separate the man from the company, rosneft. here he is a year ago with the head of b.p., bob dudley. >> ladies and gentlemen, it's great for me to welcome igor ivanovich here at b.p. today. i think this is the beginning today of a great partnership between b.p. and rosneft. >> reporter: b.p. has a 20% stake in rosneft, to which it said today it remained committed. rosneft said the sanctions wouldn't affect cooperation with its partne
against russia. nearly seven hundred calls brotherhood supporters including the spiritual leader sentenced to death in egypt following a mass trial a battle royale french industrial giant. germany's siemens or us conglomerate ge what lessons are on to the ukrainian city of donetsk in the east where pro and anti russian activists adult in the streets leaving fourteen people injured some seriously as the situation in eastern ukraine becomes more volatile the united states and the eu have unveiled a new round of sanctions against russia. targeting top government advisors and the number of companies of these new sanctions were milder than men in moscow had feared. washington says the kremlin is not doing enough to rein in separate groups another building seems to be more barricades going on a pro russian activists in the town of content in each cup about what a find the latest conquest on monday it was another sign that the separatist movement in eastern ukraine remains undiminished. brussels european union ambassadors scampered to discuss additional sanctions against russia which the eu and u
siegenthaler in new york. crisis in ukraine, new economic pun lishment for russia, and new violence. >> translator: right now the government in kiev are the pub -- puppets of the americans. >>> russia follow the money. the billions at stake in the kremlin's standoff with ukraine. >>> storm track, dangerous and deadly storms ripping through the country, and recovery, the philippines battling back six months after a devastating typhoon. >>> tonight in eastern ukraine, violence exploded in the streets. pro russia activists crashed a pro-government rally. they beat protesters with baseball bats. and in another major city the mayor was shot in the back. now the u.s. is imposing more sanctions against moscow. this is the fourth time the ups has gone this route. this time the focus is on seven russian officials and 17 companies with close ties to vladimir putin. they will face travel bans and asset freezes. the u.s. is curving exports of high-tech products to russia. the european union says it will impose similar sanctions tomorrow. mike viqueira joining us now from manila. mike, what is t
penalizing trans oil one of russia's biggest railway transporters of oil and oil products. many diplomats and officials being part of a hapless deletions would present wonderful including him for and he's the president and chairman of the board of the match import of raw snack now as a result of the sanctions and assets of individuals and businesses in us her jurisdiction. who wants to be frozen additionally i transactions by us citizens involving this sanctioned by depressed individuals and businesses are generally prohibited. now their intentions are in tended to build on earlier us and european bees advancing past present and post on russian officials after me i hold the referendum needing to re unification with ross and the white house says the additional on penalties are being imposed because washington insists that russia has not lived up to its promises of using its influence in its leverage in eastern ukraine to help de escalate the crisis obama said the us and its allies would keep the broader sanctions put in reserve in the event of further escalation on the ground in ukraine.
. >>> more action against russia for its role in the crisis in ukraine. sanctions were imposed on 17 companies with ties to vladimir putin's inner circle and moved to freeze items that could help the russian ministry. peter sharp has more from moscow. >> reporter: all the latest names and companies have strong links to vladimir putin as the u.s. tries to up the pressure on the russian leader by hitting those close to him. deputy prime minister, in charge of planning the country olympics. the boss of state-owned oil giant rosneft and the man in charge of ros tech, the technology state corporation. they will join others close to putin on the sanctions list, like the president's chief of staff. billon air gas trader who said he felt honoured to be punished by washington. the west says sanctions have already had an impact by scaring investors into pulling $65 billion out of the economy. this year the key stock index has been down by about 15%. russia's currency, the ruble lost 9% of its value since jan. >> washington said it would deny export licences for high-tech equipment that could b
. the n.b.a. investigating. >>> sanctions on russia - greater costs over actions in ukraine. >>> thanks for being with us people across the heartland are cleaning up the damage from a string of deadly tornados. pictures and other items littered the ground in berlonia arkansas. daybreak brought the heart-breaking sight of damages. in hundreds of homes and business business - damaged or destroyed by a tornado. jonathan betz is joining us with more. devastating images. >> yes, at least 16 killed. it's the deadliest tornado that arkansas river saw in 17 years. the governor expects the death toll to rise. >> reporter: the quitest start to a tornado season ended with a vengeance. dozens touching down destroying towns in the midsection, and taking lives. >> he came in, he didn't say nothing, he went like this, i said "tornado", and everything was hitting. >> drivers swallowed by black clouds. >>e, we are pulling over -- yes, we are pulling over. we'll back up. >> central arkansas was hit hard. towns north of little rock. rescuers dug through debris, searching for dividers. in cars thrown along
of the sanctions placed on russia is the right response. >> u.s. and europe turn up the heat on vladimir putin's inner circle. exploding to violence in eastern ukraine. >>> international buyers circle. >> and searching through the wreckage after a wave of tornadoes kills at least 17 people in the united states. it has been an unprecedented day in egypt with 683 people sentenced to death for their roles in the violence following the ousting of mohamed morsi last july. one of the 683 is the muslim brotherhood leader, mohamed bahdi, who says he quill continue his course. however commuted several other death sentences passed in march. al jazeera reports. >> relatives in shock. moments after the verdict was announced. heavy security was deployed outside the court building, where egyptian presiding judge said youssef subjected members of the muslim brotherhood to death. including the group's leader, a political group to which former egyptian president mohamed morsi belongs. the defendants sentenced on monday are accused of insighting violence, killing a policeman in southern egypt. the attack happen
with russia. this highly exaggerated cost was assessed and report that is close to the public. constituents living in aiken and barnwell counties deserve to know the truth. i am glad they filed a freedom of information act request in pursuit of the cost analysis. we should be working together for environmental cleanup, for nonproliferation compliance and to support the savannah river site and its vital mission with dedicated employees. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida, ms. frankel, seek recognition? ms. frankel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. frankel: mr. speaker, today on holocaust remembrance today, we solemnly reflect on the six million jews who were system @ically murdered by a mad man, known as hitler, and his nazi followers. we remember the children torn from the arms of their parents and they marche
bans. russia condemning the sanctions saying they will not go unanswered. peter sharp with more from moscow. >> this is the third round of sanctions imposed by the west on russia following it's annexation of crimea in february. seven officials, and 17 different russian companies, what they have in common is very close links to vladimir putin. the united states also said in the list that was published a few hours ago that it would deny export licenses to any high-tech equipment that it feels may be a significance and use of russian military effort. there has been a response from russia. let me give that you. the foreign deputy foreign minister said that the u.s. sanctions will not go unanswered, and the response said it will be painful to washington. the e.u. in separate moves today on monday basically said that it will be released in the names of 15 people that it will be facing sanctions on facing assets and travel bans. so a concerted and linked effort by america, the u.s. and europe to bring about these third round of sanctions will be tightened up if there are any military incurs
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